building xfce4-panel from source

hasen hasan.aljudy at
Mon Oct 5 07:41:17 CEST 2009

2009/10/4 Evaggelos Balaskas <ebalaskas at>:

OK, but still: how do I build it?

./ says that it doesn't look like a package.

I renamed to and tried autogen again,
seemed to go fine.

I then tried make, and everything seemed to go fine, until I got:

make[2]: Entering directory `/home/hasenj/code/xfce/exo/po'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `@LINGUAS at .gmo', needed by `all-yes'.  Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/hasenj/code/xfce/exo/po'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/hasenj/code/xfce/exo'
make: *** [all] Error 2

> On 10/5/09, hasen <hasan.aljudy at> wrote:
>> Hi, sorry if I sound like a newbie, because I am :)
>> I git-cloned the xfce4-panel repo, but when I run ./ I get a
>> message saying I should install the exo-1 package.
>> I thought it's something I can install from the package repositories (linux
>> mint & ubuntu), but I tried to install exo-utils and libexo-0.3.0, which
>> obviously didn't work.
>> Where do I get the exo-1 package?
>> Also, what's the preferred way to hack xfce? Should I do it in a virtual
>> machine? What if I mess something up and my desktop becomes unusable?
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